Category: Emerging Media

In National Survey, Americans Say Chinese People Are Blameless for Coronavirus Spread

Most Americans say the people of China are not to blame for the spread of COVID-19, but many believe China’s government owes reparations to those harmed by the virus, according to a new national survey by Boston University researchers. Researchers collected data from 2,049 respondents interviewed between April 24 and May 7, 2020, in a… Read More

Biometric workshops for BU researchers go online

Researchers often rely on participants reporting through surveys, focus groups, and interviews for their work, but such methods can pose certain limitations for understanding how people feel, think, and behave. So COM’s Communication Research Center hopes to give them new tools this summer that reveal people’s physiological responses to messages beyond their awareness. CRC will… Read More

Tammy Vigil’s Book Moms in Chief Explores the Pitfalls Women in Politics Face

There may be no better time to talk about women’s political rhetoric than right now, with as many as five women already seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. And that makes publication of Tammy R. Vigil’s new book, Moms in Chief: The Rhetoric of Republican Motherhood and the Spouses of Presidential Nominees, 1992–2016 (University Press of Kansas, 2019),… Read More

Dr. Lei Guo wins Top Faculty Paper at International Communication Conference

Emerging Media Studies faculty Dr. Lei Guo won Top Faculty Paper at the 2017 International Communication Association Conference in San Diego with her paper “Global Agenda Setting: A Big Data Analysis of International News Flow,” co-authored with Chris Vargo from The University of Colorado Boulder. The updated version of the paper has been recently published… Read More

EMS students helped launch a website for a local organization

Emerging Media Studies students Yiyan Zhang (’17), Xiaoshuang Guo (’17), Jingru Cao (’17) and Xueying Pan (’17) helped launch a website for Mass Farmers Markets (MFM), a nonprofit organization that supports farmers’ markets in Massachusetts. The website was a part of a design project for EM757 User-Producers 2.0: Developing Interactivity, in which students are expected… Read More

COM Faculty Analyze How Fake News Influences Real News

“Faculty and students have been agonizing recently about the emergence of fake news—false information packaged to deceive the public into thinking it was produced by professionals with respect for truth,” notes Thomas Fiedler (COM’71), dean of the College of Communication, in his spring 2017 COMtalk column. Another interested consumer of news—Barack Obama—described the new media… Read More

Meet Serena Bronda (’16) Emerging Media Studies Alum and #Girlboss

Meet Emerging Media Studies alum, Serena Bronda. Serena is #girlboss and PR queen who landed a job at Eataly Boston right out of the EMS program. Now transitioning to a career at a PR healthcare agency, she provides us with her advice about networking in Boston and the Emerging Media Studies program. Q: Where are you… Read More

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